August 08, 2005
Sign up preschoolers now for Head Start
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Head Start, a preschool that bases admission on income, is taking applications for weekday morning, afternoon and all-day programs that start Aug. 24 in Carbondale, Carterville, Johnston City, Marion and Murphysboro.
Eligible children should be at least 3 years old by Sept. 1 but not yet old enough for kindergarten. They must have current physicals and immunizations as well as exposure screenings for tuberculosis and lead, and families must provide proof of income.
To enroll, parents may call or drop by the center nearest them weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Here's how to get in touch.
Carbondale: Carbondale Center
1900 N. Illinois Ave.
Eurma C. Hayes Child Care Center
441 E. Willow St.
618/453-6448, ext. 229, or 618/457-3302
Carterville: John A. Logan Preschool
700 Logan College Road
618/985-3741, ext. 8241, or 618/997-2216, ext. 229
108 Walnut St.
618/997-2216, ext. 229, or 618/985-3366
Johnston City: Johnston City Center
901 Prosperity Ave.
Marion: Marion Center
907 N. Vicksburg
Murphysboro: Murphysboro Center
9822 Highway 149
For more information, call the individual centers or the administrative office at 618/453-6448 or 618/997-2216 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale directs the Head Start programs in Jackson and Williamson counties.